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Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

Employer
University of Warwick
Location
Warwick, Warwickshire
Salary
Competitive Package
Closing date
9 May 2022
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Warwick is one of the world’s leading universities for teaching and research. With an absolute commitment to excellence and an ambition to challenge the status quo we’ve inspired positive change, sparked innovation and created opportunity across our local community, our region, the country and beyond.

We’re incredibly proud of our global reputation as a centre of excellence for learning and research. It is our mission to point the way ahead and open our doors even wider – to work hand in hand with industry, to connect with academics and partners around the world, to bring opportunity to our region and our country, and to engage students, staff and communities from all walks of life, all parts of society, all cultural backgrounds.

We are seeking to appoint a Chief Communications and Marketing Officer who will be the Executive Lead on the development and delivery of an effective, integrated communications and marketing strategy to achieve the University’s 2030 vision and its key strategic priorities. As a member of the University Executive Leadership Team working closely with all senior leaders across the University, the role holder will ensure the alignment of marketing and communications plans and priorities, as well as provide high level support and advice to the Vice-Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor’s office. The role holder will support the organisation internally in driving change and innovation at all levels; acting as the ‘thought leader’ for all strategic marketing and communications. Externally, they will be a key spokesperson for Warwick and will protect, promote and enhance the University’s reputation regionally, nationally and internationally, establishing it as a global player with target audiences. They will support the achievement of income generation objectives to ensure financial sustainability through student recruitment and commercial activities.

The successful candidate will be credible at Board level and have highly developed intellect and emotional intelligence. They will have a proven track record of building effective relationships across a broad range of complex stakeholders, internally and externally. With an in-depth understanding of all the communications and marketing disciplines, they will also bring experience of leading a high performing communications and marketing function in a large, complex organisation. They will have a passion for the transformative power of education and a record of contributing to an inclusive workplace, for valuing diverse opinions and promoting best practice in equality, diversity and inclusion.

For further information, including a full candidate brief, can be found at: www.odgers.com/85631

Applications are invited by close of business on Monday 9 May 2022.

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